The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing & Poetics at the University of Washington Bothell is dedicated to helping each student develop their creative work through a course of study that encourages exploration and discovery.
We organize our curriculum into areas of inquiry rather than genres.
Five Reasons to Take a Writing Class: Elizabeth Burke is a skilled professional with 25 years of project management, strategic planning, coaching, facilitating and consulting experience.
She holds a master’s from Antioch University Seattle and specializes in work with organizations wanting to revitalize themselves and pursue creative new endeavors and individuals wishing to grow beyond their current horizons.
He has written and published poems, magazine articles, short stories, stage plays and screenplays.
His short story collection, The Hungry Time, was published in 1996, and was featured on public radio.She is a writer, has published short stories and currently has two novels in process. She taught for many years in the Seattle Public Schools, winning the Washington State Excellence in Education award in 1987. His teaching philosophy is based on the idea that students do best when they feel confident in their ability to fulfill assignments, demonstrate skills/knowledge, and continue learning and growing.She has also been a faculty member in the AUS School of Education, teaching literacy and classroom management courses. He creates a classroom environment win which support, honesty, vulnerability, and humor combine to foster each student’s growth in skill and knowledge.In contrast to many MFA programs, our writers enjoy the freedom to experiment across genres and media as suits their creative purposes.Emphasizing experimentation and hybridity, our program invites students to participate in a community concerned with the pursuit of creative writing in a rapidly changing society.If “knowledge is a social construction,” then there are multiple benefits from writing and learning within a community of writers.Writing is also a “public” act in an academic community, so writing in isolation deprives you of an audience who can provide rich support.A writing class examines writing as a unique craft and content area, and so the faculty and class will engage in studying various aspects of composing and revising.This way, students will learn useful techniques for improving their own writing, no matter what their level.Carolyn Hall graduated from the Evergreen State College and earned her teaching certificate and master’s degree in education/human development form Pacific Oaks College.She is also an alumna of the Hedgebrook Writers Community.